Northern Michigan University, located in Michigan’s unique Upper Peninsula, is a dynamic four-year, public, coeducational university which offers 180 degree programs to nearly 9,400 undergraduate and graduate students.
NORTHERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY
Known for providing outstanding personal attention, more than 80 percent of NMU’s 300-plus faculty members have doctorates or the highest degree in their fields, and a hallmark of the NMU experience is that full-time faculty members teach at all levels. Northern is also one of three universities in the state of Michigan to serve a community college role for its region.
The 360-acre NMU campus is known for its safe, clean, friendly and natural environment. It features 52 facilities, including the newly constructed Seaborg Science Complex, a state-of-the-art venue with more than two dozen laboratories, and the newly renovated Thomas Fine Arts and Art and Design buildings. Northern’s campus also houses a university theater, an award-winning library, a university center, two art galleries, and a three-structure sports and recreation complex of which one is the Superior Dome, the world’s largest wooden dome.
NMU is one of the largest notebook computer campuses in the United States with all full-time students receiving either a ThinkPad or iBook as part of tuition. The university has national and international awards for its innovative work in the area of technology in higher education.
- In the past six years, 92.8% of teacher education graduates passed the Michigan tests for Teacher Certification subject area tests (the statewide average is 85.38%).
- More than 90% of NMU alumni are employed full-time or continuing their education within six months of graduation.
- The placement rate for pre-medical and pre-dental students recommended for professional school has been in the 90% range over the past 20 years.
At Northern Michigan University, natural curiosity and intellectual challenge meet in stimulating classes grounded in the liberal arts. This means your opportunities are almost endless.
We understand that being a student is challenging sometimes, which is why we offer academic services to help you survive and succeed. We provide free counseling and information services, as well as a writing center, tutoring labs, and an all-campus tutoring program where you can get assistance in subjects like English, math, chemistry, computing, biology, political science, languages, and more.
QUALITY AND VALUE
Quality and Meaningful interaction with faculty is a significant part of the quality education you get at NMUValue.
The most popular majors at Northern Michigan University include: Business, management, marketing, and related support services; Education; Health professions and related clinical sciences; Social sciences; and Visual and performing arts. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 73.0 percent.
Five most popular majors
- Business, management, marketing, and related support services
- Health professions and related clinical sciences
- Social sciences
- Visual and performing arts
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